photo courtesy of Roger Bird

The Pioneer Valley Cappella (PVC) is a Northampton-based auditioned ensemble that has been performing unaccompanied choral music for over twenty-five years. We explore a fascinating range of repertoire; from early Renaissance to contemporary, the Americas to Eastern Europe.

Our conductor, Geoffrey Hudson, is an internationally-respected composer who brings his understanding and love of music both to rehearsals and to programs. For more about Geoff, visit

Our concerts generally take place two weekends a year. The fall 2014 program, “Consolation: in memory of Irma Mednicoff,” features choral masterpieces by Mendelssohn, Rossi, Pachelbel, Byrd and Palestrina. Our concerts will be at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 21 at Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst, and at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 22, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Northampton. For details, visit our concerts page.

We rehearse at the Northampton Community Music Center. We will audition experienced singers again after this concert. If you are interested in attending one of our concerts, auditioning or joining our e-mail list, please contact us.